Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. You can refer back to it later as you run the brainstorm sessions. Share : The post Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process. And yet another major publication publishes a misleading article about brainstormingBrainstorming is Dumb.

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy


How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas


Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. I’m going to focus on one problem with brainstorming in this post: lack of preparation. Plan visual elements, written and kinesthetic exercises.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Start your brainstorming session by playing a game that requires creativity. Get them to exercise (mild) – it could even be just laughter therapy. Ideation and brainstorming is very serious business. Even better is if you can do your brainstorming sessions in an open area.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach


During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise.

Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head


From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. What questions or exercises can I eliminate to save time while still getting enough input in all the areas we are covering for each innovation strategy?

When Is the Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning?


When is the right time for brainstorming in strategic planning , or really any other type of planning for that matter? Brainstorming CAN make sense throughout a strategic planning process. The Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

The Inovo Group

We have all experienced brainstorming sessions. Questioning exercises seem to have more across-the-board participation. The post How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity appeared first on Inovo.

Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics


Small groups prepared the personas in advance by brainstorming answers to ten questions on each audience member. Here’s an overview of each of the strategic thinking exercises : 5 Content Marketing Strategy Exercises to Generate Audience-Oriented Topics.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

Mindfulness and Innovation


This can include meditation and yoga but also short exercises you can incorporate into your daily life. I would like to share three short exercises that can help you in a pinch. Use the remaining time you set aside for this exercise to list everything that comes to mind.

Don’t Reject Radical Ideas with ‘Yes but….’

Destination Innovation

One of the exercises on my Creative Leadership workshop runs like this. Brainstorming and Ideation amazon bezos idea institutional offbeat radical yesPeople in pairs have short conversations.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

How to plan and execute training, ideation, strategy, and brainstorming sessions. There are a limited number of slots for this course in order to permit hands-on and interactive exercises. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago.

Re-thinking Innovation – the Keys for Successful Innovation Projects


Re-Thinking Innovation Keys for Successful Innovation Projects Just for a moment – let’s try a quick exercise together. There’s a pretty good chance that you picture a group of enthusiastic people gathered together, creatively brainstorming a list of new ideas. Close your eyes, and imagine an innovation project or challenge… What comes to mind?

Our predictions: what happened in the last 100 days?

Board of Innovation

During several exercises intrapreneurs have to brainstorm on what the future could bring to their organisation. When we run an intrapreneurship program in a large corporate, we aim to push participants out their comfort zone.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy


Using structure, exercises, and strategic thinking questions effectively. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head. Structure, Exercises, and Strategic Thinking Questions. Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works.

600 Questions for a Storm of Innovation and Extreme Creativity Ideas


There are links in this eBook for 600 of the most powerful brainstorming and extreme creativity questions we use , including ones specifically tailored for innovation and creative boldness!

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session. Often, a small number of highly narcissistic and extroverted people will dominate brainstorming sessions.

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy


The objective involved taking twenty-three tables of participants through innovation strategy exercises to identify disruptive concepts, craft strategies, document audience profiles, imagine ideas, develop market positions, and propose all the ideas in 9-second pitches.

Podcast #008 Simon Hill – How to get everyone involved in EveryDay Innovation

Idea to Value

Wazoku has grown steadily in the past few years into one of the big players in the idea management space, enabling companies to gather ideas from across the entire company and track their progress much more efficiently than with traditional brainstorming or idea suggestion schemes. Sign up now to get exclusive creativity exercises every single day and take your ability to generate ideas to the next level.

Collaborating Without Words.


So by way of a new warm-up at last night’s Union Network event on Intercontinental Innovation , we tried a short exercise that we learned recently from Professor Jay Narayanan at IMD. The exercise is conducted as follows: Invite everybody to stand up and walk around the space.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well


In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). Brainstorming for technological advancements”. Effective Exercises and Process. Loved the Boom / Bust exercise.”.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges


Brainstorming – 7 Things a Brainstorming Session ISN’T. Brainstorming Is Challenging with these 6 Brainstorming Session Types. Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head.

9 Big Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Addressing Now


This time of year, preparing for upcoming strategic planning exercises may seem like something far in the future. As we look ahead to clients’ strategic planning processes, we’re developing new strategic thinking questions to freshen our Brainzooming strategic planning exercises.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture


Creative Thinking – The Math of Brainstorming and New Ideas. #3 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Pursue an Outside-In Innovation Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies. #5

3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions


This is the core creative thinking question for our Shrimp exercise. Both versions of Change Your Character exercises, they free a group’s perspective and energy to imagine how others would tackle daily issues around your organization.

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Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach


Strategic Thinking Exercises – Identifying Left Field Competitors. Creative Thinking Exercises – Ask a Different Question. Strategic Thinking Exercise – New Product Idea Basics and Extremes in 30 Minutes. Innovation and the Value of Brainstorming.

What are innovation labs and how to set one up


An innovation lab can be a physically dedicated space for individuals and teams within a company to come together and brainstorm ideas to drive growth via atypical means. In addition, a physical space serves to bring together individuals to brainstorm and work together on their ideas.

Six factors that lead to greater innovation success

RTI Innovation Advisors

Whether you conduct a brainstorming exercise or use open innovation, this is a new opportunity for divergence to find the best solution. I've been thinking a lot about why innovation fails. Not about why supposedly innovative new products fail, because there are multiple reasons for the failure of a new product. It could be too early or too late in the market window, or it could simply have the wrong pricing or distribution.

Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role


Extending Brainstorming Ground Rules to Everyday Business Life. The right combination of outside perspectives and productive strategic thinking exercises enables your brand to ideate, prioritize, and propel innovative growth.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

IMPROVE YOUR BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS: Most company's brainstorming sessions are hugely ineffective, a kind of hyper-caffeinated Rube Goldberg machine where the same, usual suspects go through the same tired process of trotting out their pet ideas, jousting with each other, and calling it "ideation."

Understanding your customer doesn't mean giving them exactly what they ask for

Moves the Needle

Unique traits brainstorm and select Unique behavior brainstorm and select Take a picture and write down your customer’s name Remember not to overthink it, just get started. Get started Step 1a: Brainstorm specific traits which make your customer unique, compared to other people in the room. Step 2a: Brainstorm behaviors your customer is doing , which you could potentially observe. In the next exercise, we’ll explain more about what to do with this information.

Innovation and Maturation

RTI Innovation Advisors

In the next decade we'll say goodbye to some of the firms who are talking about innovation but aren't exercising the muscles. Innovation capability Long ago, over a decade ago when we started OVO, it was unusual to find people who could run an effective brainstorming activity within most companies. Innovation was rare and brainstorming activities were more likely focused on solving Six Sigma challenges than aligned to creating new products and services.

Innovation is too easy

RTI Innovation Advisors

Corporations assign teams without skills or experience, rapidly conduct "brainstorming" exercises based primarily on current opinion or past experience and move as quickly as possible to present a small handful of ideas to a wary executive team. Innovation becomes more than a few sessions with a flip chart but an actual planned exercise to come up with game changing solutions, not just a few haphazard and interesting ideas.

Innovation is the one thing you can't delegate

RTI Innovation Advisors

We used to think that CEOs could not stay engaged enough to make an impact on innovation, and we certainly didn't want CEOs sitting in brainstorming exercises. Peter Drucker made the claim that the modern corporation has two real purposes: marketing and innovation. Everything else, he said, are costs. If Drucker was right, what does that say about most executives, who are busy managing costs?

100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job

Idea Champions

Brainstorm with a co-worker. Go for a daily brainstorming walk. Exercise during your lunch break. Invite your customers to brainstorming sessions. Initiate cross-functional brainstorming sessions. Meditate or do relaxation exercises.

You need an experienced innovation guide

RTI Innovation Advisors

Without someone there to guide, correct, push and introduce new tools and new ways of thinking, innovation projects are an exercise in futility and frustration, because the prize is out of reach of the existing tools and thinking. After all, everyone knows how to brainstorm ideas, don't they? One of my favorite sort of snarky comments almost always arises when we are asked about our consulting fees and rates.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop


During the creative thinking workshop we facilitated inside an internal management meeting, participants worked through multiple exercises to identify ideas for internal and customer initiatives. Chuck Dymer co-facilitated a client’s internal management meeting with us recently.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach


Related posts Strategic Thinking Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way 7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf) Branding Strategy – 3 Ways to Invite Productive Strategy Input Creative Thinking – Who are the best collaborators?

Strategic Planning Process – 2 Fun Ways to Frame Important Questions


How about framing the exercise as Goldilocks and the Three Competitors? When Is the Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning? Short Story: You can take serious questions and wrap them in child-like situations to add fun and new thinking to a strategic planning process.